Business owner relives terrifying moment employee is stabbed in the face

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A man has suffered a serious knife injury when he was stabbed in the face with such force that the blade snapped.

The terrifying incident, which happened in broad daylight on a Sunday morning, has been re-lived by the owner of TST Tyres in Hartley Road, Radford.

Anwar Mohamed, 39, said his work colleague and friend could have died if the knife had penetrated a major organ when the entrance to his business was surrounded by six men.

On Sunday, February 11, at 9.10am, Mr Mohamed, who has run the business for the last three months, said a man entered wanting to use the telephone to call a taxi.

TST Tyres in Radford

Staff explained that they did not have a phone to make personal calls and a short time later a DG Cars taxi arrived at the tyre company for a repair.

The man returned accompanied by a gang of five men and they attempted to get into the parked car.

When a garage employee, aged 35, tried to explain the taxi wasn't free, one of the gang launched a knife into his face.

The taxi driver was then threatened with the blade and the six men stole his car.

Mr Mohamed told the Post: "It was full force to his face. The knife went through his face causing four stitches on the outside and two stitches on the inside and the knife has also made a hole in his gums. The force made the knife break and the police have taken it away.

"The ambulance came and took him to Queen's Medical Centre. He is now off work. He had only been helping me for two weeks with the business.

"He was very lucky that the knife did not go through his eyes or the throat. He may have died."

He said that the 35-year-old has now been discharged from hospital.

"It is dangerous," he added.

"They took the car, they stabbed someone, it took about four minutes to do all of that."

Peter Shearstone, 37, one of the managers at DG Cars, told the Post: "I have spoken to the driver and he is not injured and we have provided him with a different car.

"He was shook up at the time. He went to the company because he had a flat tyre to get it sorted.

"It was a simple repair and he ended up in the middle of World War III, leaving him without a car and the garage man in a state. The car is still missing."

TST Tyres in Radford

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: "Six men got into a taxi at TST Tyres in Hartley Road, Radford, and threatened the driver with a knife.

"A man who was working at the premises approached them and was slashed to the face.

"The group proceeded to steal the car, a Toyota Auris, which contained a quantity of cash and a mobile phone.

"The injured man was taken to hospital and has since been discharged."

If you saw anything or have any information about the incident call the police with incident 238 of 11 February 2018.